Why you need fat to lose weight?

People who consume more unsaturated fatty acids have most low body mass index and less abdominal fat than those who consume less fat. Why?

1. Fat burns fat

The body needs three nutrients to provide energy: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. 1 gram of fat provides twice energy compared to 1 gram of carbohydrates, proteins. When fats are not present in your diet, you will not have fuel to burn calories.

Your body requires energy so metabolism process can work properly. A 2007 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that fatty acid consumption could increase metabolism, helping burn fat in the body better.

On the other hand, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the "old" fat stored in the tissues around the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks (also known as subcutaneous fat) is not burned effectively without the "new" fat.



2. Fat makes you full

Fat is not easy to be digested, therefore, it exists in the digestive system longer than other nutrients. MUFA can help stabilize blood sugar, helping you feel full longer, consume less food.

In fact, diets with high levels of fatty acids such as omega-3, a type of PUFA, create a feeling of satiety immediately and last until two hours after dinner compared to meals at lower fatty acids, according to a 2008 study by the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Because of this fact, there is no surprise that dieters consume almost no fat need a longer plan to lose weight than dieters who consume low levels of fat.



3. Fat makes you happy

Everyone says that dieting is difficult and unhappy. Eating good food makes you happy, and diet with low fat can make you happier.

Our taste buds can detect fat in food. This helps explain why food with less fat content can limit cravings for fat. According to a recent research from Purdue University, fat can be one of basic flavors: sweet, salty, sour and bitter.



4. Fat helps form muscle

Increasing muscle mass is important to increase your metabolism and burning calories both inside and outside the gym. Using good fats in the diet along with an exercise program can effectively increase muscle.

Previous studies also have found out that omega-3 fatty acids stimulate muscle protein synthesis in adults and may inhibit the process of reducing muscle mass due to aging.



By: Cheryl Tisdale

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